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10 Reasons Why You Should Spend a Month or More in NYC

There is so much going on in NYC that you need a decent chunk of time to make a noticeable dent on must-see lists, let alone experiencing the …

Staten Island

The 6 Most Common Reasons Relationships End, According To Therapists

Marriages and long-term relationships don’t end overnight. They end after years of negligence and indifference on the part of the couple.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six of the most common issues they’ve seen long-time couples ignore until it’s too late.<p>1. The couple stops being curious about …

New York City

You’re Not Supposed to Be Happy All the Time

One of the more annoying quirks of human psychology has a name: hedonic adaptation. It’s a term psychologists use to describe the way you get used to …

Beautiful Pictures of Frozen Flowers

<i>0°</i> est une série du photographe Bruce Boyd, originaire d’Afrique du Sud et fasciné par la glace. Ce projet est une étude de la transformation et de …

Afrique du Sud

Bernie Sanders has big plans to keep his 'revolution' alive

In a live speech Wednesday night, Sanders described how he would continue pushing for the liberal, grassroots agenda that was the backdrop of his presidential bid with the launch of a new nonprofit organization, named appropriately Our Revolution.<p>"The question on the minds of a whole lot of people …

Middle-class

7 signs you're on your way to a sexless marriage

Although the average American couple has sex 1.2 times a week, research also reveals that 20% of married couples haven't had sex in the last month, …

Eight great tricks for reading people's body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking if you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7 …

Self-help

9 tips on how to stand out, according to a psychiatrist

Diana Vreeland famously said, "You don't have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive."<p>Her wise words are supported by science. All too often we assume good looks and charisma are innate qualities bestowed to a handful of lucky people at birth.<p>Research suggests otherwise. There is so much more …

Psychiatry

Wedding Photographer Shrinks Couples Into Tiny People with Big Love Stories

In the surrealist world of Thai photographer Ekkachai Saelow, wedding rings grow on trees. His whimsical wedding photography business, literally translated as <i>Small Person</i>, transforms engaged couples and newlyweds into miniature versions of themselves, living in a more fantastical world.<p>To achieve …

Weddings

Juno: NASA spacecraft sends back first images of Jupiter from pioneer mission

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back its first images of Jupiter since successfully placing itself into the orbit of the mammoth planet.<p>The …

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by a chronic and pervasive pattern of distorted thought, emotion, behavior, and functioning. This type …

9 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

<b>By Dr. Travis Bradberry</b><p>When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with …

Emotional Intelligence

Why No-Strings Attached Sex Can Damage Your Self-Esteem

<b>Oops! You did it again!</b><p>According to a study, no-strings attached sex was linked to lower self-esteem, negative wellbeing, and higher levels of …

Differences Between Psychologists & Clinical Social Workers

A career as a mental health care provider, such as a clinical social worker or psychologist, can help you make a difference in the lives of your …

You Thought He Was Your Soulmate—Turns Out He Was A Sociopath

<b>He will charm you, woo you and push you for quick involvement.</b><p>When dating a sociopath, the only warning sign you may have is a mild sense of doubt …

How to Lose Weight 12 Pounds in One Week With This Weird Egg Diet

Nowadays, obesity is the most common issue among people in the USA. Since excess weight can cause lots of serious illnesses, including diabetes, …

Why photography matters and how it helped me overcome depression

I kept this post as a draft for months unsure if I should publish it since it discusses things and events that aren’t very easy to share. Just like …

9 weird psychological reasons why someone might fall in love with you

Love and attraction are weird and mysterious things.<p>There's a lot we don't understand — and a lot that's idiosyncratic to individual people and …

This Is What Your Dreams Mean for Your Love Life

Humans have a love/hate relationship with things we can’t understand. Things like dreams freak us out because we’ll never truly understand what they mean — unless, of course, you have someone to interpret them. Thanks to apps that help you record dreams and masks that help you manipulate them, …

Positive Thinking

5-Minute Exercise Routines to Lose Weight

Mini Workouts for Weight Loss<p>How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it …

Lane Coder – Underwater Photography

“Coming Up For Air”, a series of sensual and highly aesthetic underwater photographs by Lane Coder.<p>The American photographer Lane Coder was born and …

Underwater Photography

How To Read What Signatures Mean

Handwriting analysis is a tricky business. At the moment, it's up in the air as to whether the testimony of a handwriting analyst can be used in …

Writing

Pictures of the Week 6.30.16

Cincinnati

4 Signs Your Partner Is A Perfect Match

<b>Your partner feels so right to you, and you are definitely getting soul mate vibes from them, but how can you be sure that this is your perfect …

How Nightlife Helped Me Deal With My Anxiety Disorder

Nightlife gave me a feeling of deliverance and a sanctuary from an anxiety I did not yet understand.<p>It's a curious thing, to move and be unaware of your movements. Through my late teens and early twenties, I moved a lot in nightclubs, my chemically altered body walloped by sound and other bodies. …

Mental Health

These stunning photos of summer lightning strikes will take your breath away

In the northern hemisphere, most lightning occurs in the summer months. It's also the time of year when the most deaths by lightning occur.<p>Here are some of the most epic images of lightning strikes that photographers have captured over the last few years.

Weather

You can’t protect your kids from stress. But here are ways to teach them to cope.

A young girl sits in my office, describing the “swishy” feeling that she gets in her stomach when she’s at school. It tends to happen at drop-off, just after lunch and as she watches the clock tick toward the end of the day. It happens so often that she knows she’s not actually sick, but it bothers …

Parenting

Airing Could Be The Snoring Cure You'll Actually Use

Sleep

How Complaining Is Killing You (and What To Do Instead)

Always complaining about things not going your way? Here is why you should stop.<p>Late last week as I worked on the first draft of this article, I caught myself complaining. I had meetings all afternoon and hadn't even made it halfway through the article.<p>I criticized my business partners for …

Self-help

9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Apartment Look Chic

That Eames chair can wait.<p>God knows how long it's been since you've lived in a dorm, so why do you still struggle so much with decorating an adult space? We have one (big) guess: money. But there *is* a way to make your digs look chic on a dime. Enter: Caroline Burke.<p>Burke, 29, helped found the New …

Home Decorating